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Why Organic?

Why Buy Organic?

Organic has become a marketing buzzword these days. It seems like everywhere you turn, there’s that word again…organic. But what does it mean exactly?

Many of us already know that organic food is a better choice whenever possible, but did you know that organic is just as important when it comes to personal care and home products?

Conventional toys and clothing typically contain a cocktail of chemicals. We all absorb these toxins to a certain extent. But our children are most vulnerable and more susceptible to allergies and other serious illnesses these chemicals can cause.
 
Little ones spend hours playing with their toys. They sleep with them. And, as any mom knows, babies often chew on them. Which means most kids are ingesting, inhaling and absorbing harmful substances every day.
Here are a few facts that may surprise you:

• Conventional kid’s pajamas are made with polyester, which emits air pollutants and cancer-causing compounds. PJs are also typically treated with neuro-toxic flame retardants that have been shown in lab animals to impair attention, learning and behavior **(www.ewg.org)

• Most toys contain “plasticizers” like phthalates and BPA which can disrupt hormones and increase the incidence of birth defects

• Many toys also contain PVC (polyvinyl chloride), which is made with heavy metals like lead and has been linked to asthma and liver damage

• It takes a whopping 1/3 lb of pesticides and fertilizers to produce enough conventional cotton for a single T-shirt

• Standard AZO fabric dyes can break down into cancer-causing chemicals

• The residues from plastics, pesticides and dyes can be absorbed through the lungs or skin, potentially causing asthma, allergies, irritation, behavior changes, hormone imbalances or DNA mutation
 
By choosing organic whenever possible, you can significantly reduce the amount of chemicals your family is exposed to. And that’s a wise choice.


**Safer for children, better for the environment, and always beautifully green…that’s the Apple Park Promise.